In the News: Will Cotton’s Candyland

••• Artsy profiles sugar-lovin’ artist Will Cotton, who lives/works in Tribeca, timed to his bieng honored by the New York Academy of Art at this year’s Tribeca Ball. “Cotton’s most recent work, which will debut in a September show at Mary Boone’s uptown gallery, features paintings of women wearing dresses he fashions by hand. He has been creating these dresses (with fashion tips from his girlfriend Rose Dergan) over the past two years, sewing together custom fabric printed with branding like that of Domino sugar bags or Hostess donuts, and adorning bodices with plastic replicas of lollipops and gumdrops, which he casts and creates with silicone molds in the studio.” The timing of this is amusing. A few weeks back, a reader sent in the above photo, asking whether I had any idea what was going on. A bit of online sleuthing led me to Cotton.

••• Al Ponte’s Time Machine – New York ran a great photo from the 1940s of a cable car on Park Row.

••• “On Monday, the renowned French colorist Christophe Robin will open a pop-up salon with technicians on hand to diagnose your hair problems and wash your tresses with prescribed products—a sea salt scrub and purifying lotion for an oily scalp, perhaps—free of charge. At 42 Hudson Street.” —New York Times

••• “Toll Brothers has filed plans to build a 162-unit residential complex in Lower Manhattan. According to a company representative, Toll Brothers is looking to build two 15-story buildings at 77 Charlton Street.  The mixed-use property will have 208,365 s/f of residential space and 2,812 s/f of commercial space. Toll Brothers filed permit applications with the Department of Buildings for 82 apartment units in one of the buildings. The tower will replace a two-story commercial building, according to a demolition application approved earlier this month.” —Real Estate Weekly



  1. Vivi bubble tea had soft opening today. BOGO.

  2. Bring back cable cars!